KAZAN. May 24 (Interfax) - Tatneft (MOEX: TATN) has begun working with the Russian-Chinese consortium Ural Wind Architects and is considering building wind farms in Tatarstan with total capacity upwards of 12 MW, the Russian oil company said in a press release.
Tatneft said it proposes to build wind farms for its own needs and to generate power for the wholesale market. "Production of windmill components and output of the first products is scheduled for the first quarter of 2025," the company said.
Participants in the federal program to develop renewable energy sources and businesses that invest in green projects are seen as potential customers for these products.
Tatneft signed an agreement in April with Chelyabinsk-based Rekoinvest LLC, which represents the recently formed Ural Wind Architects consortium, to cooperate on setting up production of wind turbine systems and construction of wind farms using the equipment and technology of China's Harbin Electric Corporation Wind Power Co., Ltd (HEWP), a division of Harbin Electric Corporation.
The consortium includes VEB Engineering LLC, a subsidiary of Russian state development corporation VEB; AGIS Engineering LLC, a Moscow company that builds wind measurement complexes and wind turbine towers; NEPDI Power Engineering LLC, the Russian subsidiary of the NEPDI design institute of China Power Engineering Consulting Group; Alternative Energy STC LLC, a Kazan-based producer of wind measurement complexes and builder of turn-key wind power plants; Evroservis LLC, a Chelyabinsk-based engineering company with ties to Rekoinvest; HEWP (wind turbine delivery, assembly and set-up); Moscow transport company Ha-Ken Group LLC; Tyumen-based AvtoTrans-Sibir LLC (wind turbine assembly); and service company Energopromengineering LLC, the Russian representative of HEWP, consortium materials showed.
Earlier in April it was reported that Italian energy company Enel had frozen the project to build a 71-MW wind farm in Tatarstan's Chistopolsky district due to sanctions, although the project was virtually ready for implementation, with sites selected and wind measurements completed. Denmark's Vestas has also abandoned wind power projects in Tatarstan, as it has suspended operations in Russia.
In order to continue work on building wind farms, the Tatar authorities intend to focus on localization and implementing their own wind power equipment projects.
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